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Mums Miso Ramen

Updated: Jun 6


Miso Ramen

Ingredients for two people 

To make Japanese style chashu (braised

pork in a soy sauce):

200g shoulder pork or lean pork

100ml soy sauce

1 tbsp cooking wine

100ml water

2 slices ginger

1 green spring onion

1 star anise

pinch of five spice powder

1 tsp sugar

For Toppings:

2 eggs

1 large cabbage leaf

30g corn kernels (fresh or tin)

1 spring onion

30g bean sprouts (optional)

2 tbsp sesame seed (toasted)

For miso soup :

1 litre chicken stock - homemade or store

bought chicken broth

3 tbsp white miso

2 tbsp of the chashu cooking sauce

1-2 tsp chili oil (optional)

2 packs of dried noodles or fresh noodles

Serves 2

Method:

1. Roll the pork with cooking string (twine). Rinse quickly with hot water and

place in a small pan. Add soy sauce, cooking wine, water, ginger, green onion,

star anise, five-spice. Boil and turn the heat to low. Cover with aluminium foil

or a lid and cook for 60 mins. Rotate the chashu a few times during cooking.

Add sugar after 45 minutes.

After 60 mins, remove from heat, cool down and cut in thin slices. Keep the

cooking sauce for the soup.

2. Whilst cooking the chashu, bring water to boil in a small saucepan, add

eggs, turn down the heat and cook for 7 minutes. Take out and put into the

cold water and peel the eggs.

3. Cut cabbage roughly, place in a pan, add water, a little salt. Bring to the boil,

turn down the heat and cook for 15 minutes.

4. If using the fresh corn, cook for 5-7 minutes in boiled water. Cool down.

5. Cut spring onion finely.

6. Heat sesame seed in a small frying pan on low heat, toss the sesame seeds

in the pan till they change colour.

7. Heat the chicken stock in the big saucepan, turn down the heat and add

miso gently. Season to taste. If using ready-made stock from the supermarket,

check the salt levels and dilute with water if required.

8. In a separate pot, water and cook your favourite noodles per instructions

on the packet.

9. To assemble- prepare the bowl, add 2 tbsp chashu cooking sauce and 1-2 tsp

chilli sauce (or to your liking). Pour miso soup, then place noodles. Top with

egg, cabbage, chashu, corn, green onion and bean sprouts.

Notes:

I braised pork in a soy-sauce based seasoning to make just a small amount today.

There are so many varieties of miso, and organic ones are good.

You can buy Chinese chashu (char siu) from your local grocery or deli and add

yourfavourite toppings to enjoy.



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